ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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State, Modernisation and Rebellion-US-Soviet Politics of Domination of Afghanistan

US-Soviet Politics of Domination of Afghanistan Hafizullah Emadi This paper studies the formation of the state and its role in socio-economic and political development of Afghanistan and examines how the struggle among various socio-political forces within the state apparatus led to alliances with superpowers. The paper further explores how the United States and the Soviet Union tried to draw Afghanistan into their respective spheres of influence and how the Soviet Union having failed to achieve its hegemonic project around a dominant faction of the ruling class within the state apparatus resorted to the use of force and occupied the country in December 1979.

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